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Mary L. Hill House

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1892, Nicholas T. Haller. 408 A St. SE
  • Mary L. Hill House

Haller designed a number of Capitol Hill houses in which the predominant influence was that of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The Hill house, built by John H. Nolan at a cost of $8,500, is a particularly imposing example. Intensely architectonic in its forms and details, its two 6-foot-wide bays were designed as separate fields with different window patterns and cornices. The entrance arch and the balcony bay above the double-story projecting circular bay window provide diagonal points of richly articulated surfaces in an otherwise rather stark composition.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Mary L. Hill House", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 252-253.

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